Taking a break from blogging

So, it had to happen. I have gone and caused excruciating pain to develop in my neck and shoulder muscles, thanks to prolonged and incorrect laptop usage. As a result, I am now forced to take a temporary break from blogging.


quill break

This kills me, because I have grown to look at blogging as almost akin to breathing. My day feels incomplete if I do not write a post  a day. 🙁

To think that I won’t be writing for the rest of October is too difficult to accept, so I’ll keep this short.

Thank you to everyone who visits and comments on my posts. Whether you’re a frequent flyer here or someone in transit, I appreciate your presence. A blogger/ writer is made by her readers and gratitude overwhelms me when I think of how this blog has grown in the last 5 months. On a happier note, I DID manage 71 days of blogging daily, so that’s something 🙂

I will try and be back in November. There is a crazy idea brewing in my brain: It is telling me I should attempt NaNoWriMo, but I am not sure if I am up for it yet.

In the meantime, please feel free to read my other posts on the blog, right from 42 word and 100 word fiction pieces, five sentence fiction bits to my tips and advice for writers. See you around, folks. Happy Blogging and Happy Living to you all!

Sentiment- #writetribe

“What’s the matter, Mahesh? Why so glum? It’s almost time for the show to begin.”

Photo courtesy: Vidya Sury

Mahesh looked over at me, salty tears touching his eyelashes.

“I forgot to bring it.”

“Bring what?”

“My lucky charm. It’s a small teddy bear on a key ring.”

“My daughter bought it for me,” he whispered, his voice breaking.


©Shailaja V

Word count: 55

Written for 55 on Fridays hosted by Write Tribe

This week’s prompt: Picture prompt


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100th Post on this blog! Woo Hoo! I could not have seen this coming when I began this blog 4 months ago 🙂

So, what better way to celebrate than by giving credit to the many blogs out there that have helped me reach this milestone? 🙂

If you’re writing fiction – of any kind- and you are just dipping your toes in this proverbial pool, then it makes sense to find something to write about. Most of us have ideas and we start off strong. Quite unexpectedly, though, we run out of steam and realise that we could use some help. That’s where writing prompts come in handy.

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